New printing technologies for stamps


printing technology

The Postal Service releases several stamps each year that highlight innovative stamp printing technologies.

* | Tags: Innovation Stamps USPS Fact #512 | April 17, 2024

In 2023, those stamps were:

  • The Lunar New Year — Year of the Rabbit stamp, part of the Celebrating Lunar New Year stamp series, had intricate gold and teal foil in the stamp artwork and selvage.
  • The Endangered Species stamps showcased photographs of 20 endangered animals found within the 50 states and U.S. territories, as well as two North American species living near U.S. borders. The stamps were printed with a matte and spot gloss.
  • The Thinking of You stamps featured whimsical artwork and stickers with messages of encouragement for use on envelopes.
  • The $10 Floral Geometry stamp included a watercolor background and silver foil-stamped designs and typography creating a sophisticated look.